A "Gunhand" of the Nemiraian Guard
"Nowhere to Hide!"
Nemirai (Night World/Hive World)
Urban Warfare, Recon, Assassination, Fast Attack
Contractors, The Help, The Guns of Nemirai
"Born killers each and every one of them."- An all to common boast amongst Commanders of the Nemirian Guard
Hailing from the perpetually dark and crime laden Hive World of Nemirai, the Nemiraian Guard are some of the most feared and deadly urban combat specialists the Imperium has to offer. Each "Gunhand" of the Nemiraian Guard are recruited from the teeming masses of contract killers and thugs that maintain Imperial power in the underhives.
Pacification of NemiraiEdit
Nemirai is located within the Nemirai System on the border between the Segmentum Ultima and Segmentum Solar and was conquered by a detachment of Night Lords early in the Great Crusade. Nemirai was much like Nostramo, dark and lawless. Though local resistance from the native warlords was strong, the Night Lords swept aside all resistance and slew all who opposed. However, unlike many populations, the people of Nemriai were not so easily cowed into obedience and thus the Night Lords garrisoned the world with a force of one hundred Night Lords.
For a hundred years the people of Nemirai chafed under the rule of the Night Lords, and grew to despise them. However, when the Horus Heresy shook the Galaxy to its core, the crafty leaders of the various assassin covens and mercenary troupes (those who suffered the most during the Night Lords authoritarian reign) saw this as a business opportunity.
Linking up with various loyalist spies and agents, the contract killers set up a rebellion to cast down the Night Lords. The Traitors had no idea that the mercenaries were plotting their downfall, believing the entire population cowed into submission by their trademark brutality, and thus called for no reinforcements when the Heresy broke out. While this was true for the civilian populations, the mercenaries and their leadership had had enough of the stagnation that was the Night Lords, and with the backing of the God-Emperor, they felt nigh invincible.
The rebels did not strike in force or quickly, instead they killed off the Astartes garrison and their supporters one by one. A bomb there, a snipers bullet here, and the occasional ambush, slowly but surely the Night Lords were being pushed into a corner. Their leader ordered more brutal executions, more public crucifixions, but the amoral contract killers were not deterred by the hundreds of innocent bodies the Night Lords mutilated.
By the time the Imperial Liberation fleet, spearheaded by Blood Angels, arrived, the Night Lords garrison was reduced to forty-five Astartes and their militia had all but deserted. After the dust settled and the fires were extinguished, the Nimiraian Guard was formed as a legitimized force of the very same assassins and mercenaries that toppled the Night Haunters regime.
The Horus HeresyEdit
The Nemiraian Guard fought in the ranks of the Loyalist Imperial Army during the Horus Heresy and were essential to the defense and liberation of various civilized worlds, from the sprawling industrial cities of Forge Worlds to the towering Hive Cities of hundreds of planets the Guns of Nemirai fought mad cultists, savage daemons, and nigh unstoppable Traitor Legionaries. The Nemiraian Guard even took part in the Seige of Terra, fighting off Emperor's Children forces in the golden habs of the cradle of humanity. Only one Regiment survived, the now infamous 606th, nicknamed "The Wolfpack" by Custodies forces who saw them fight against the traitors with their trademark tenacity and viciousness.
The Great ScouringEdit
The Nemiraian Guard were heavily involved in the Great Scouring which expelled Chaotic forces from the Imperiums relm, and earned a sinister reputation as lapdogs of the newly formed Inquisition.
Age of ApostesyEdit
Following Goge Vandires rise to power, the Nemiraian Government, the Syndicate, was one of the few bodies who benefited from the corruption. The Nemiraian Guard were far from the usual raving fanatics Vandire controled, but were more than willing to act under his intrests for coin. However, the ever paraniod Vandire ordered the exicution of the Syndicate and all of Nemirai twoards the end of his regin. His Brides of the Emperor and Frateris Templar were soundly defeated at a great cost, and in the end the Nemiraian Guard would once again fight on Terra against Vandires forces.
The Nemiraian government, known as the Syndicate, utilizes vast armies of assassins and contract killers to keep order in the perpetually dark hives of Nemirai. When the tithes fall short, the Syndicate pays in trained killers. Thus the Gunhands of Nemirai are no strangers to pitched battles (albeit of smaller scales) in the cramped corridors of hive cities and industrial worlds. However, disaplen and teamwork are qualities that are rarely inherent in them, and thus the Gunhands are often feircely indipendant.
As Gunhands kill for profit, they find life within the Imperial Guard little different, aside from the uniforms and imperitive for teamwork. Their mercenary pasts also lead to them being ruthless and detachted from their actions and the deaths of those around them. This has led to the Nemiraian Guard gaining a rather sinister reptuation as cold blooded killers and madmen.
The Nemiraian Guard are a mixed force, though most regiments are predominantly male. Relationships of a sexual nature are not unheard of, but are often short trists, the cold nature of the Nemiraian Guard and the air of professionalism they cultivate allowing for one night stands but little else. Still, lasting relationships between Gunhands have happend, and on occasion have had negitive consiquneces in battle.
The Nemiraian Guard follow the basic structure of the Imperial Guard, with a Colenel leading each individual regiment, Majors leading the Lutenients and their platoons and so on. However, the chain of command is not always rigedly adhered to, with some officers finding their roles diminished by more charasmatic men under their control. This is due to the highly independant nature of each Gunhand, who are often self trained and styled killers, and do not take kindly to being ordered around by those they don't personally respect. Commissars assinged to the Nemiraian Guard have short life expectancies in this regard.
The Hitmen are an elite force within the Nemiraian Guard, unlike your average Gunhand who is often a simple contract killer, Hitmen are trained from birth in special assassin covens that operate deep within the underhives of Nemirai. These soldiers are extremely deadly, trained extensively in martial arts and assassination, though they are just as deadly in open combat.
Hitmen are often equipped with higher end weapons such as Hotshot N-Pattern Lascaribines and Longlas Rifles, but their signature weapon is a pair of Bolt Pistols. They are also equipped with special "Commando Helmets" which allow them to see in various visual spectra and trench coats made of an exotic nano-weave that can absorb stray lasbolts and catch an autogun slug. Beneath the nano-weave trench coat is a vest of light carapace armor that is graded against heavy weapons fire. Other items include various throwing blades, grenades, and wrist mounted cable guns that allow them to repel up, down, and across various gaps and openings.
Hitmen are deployed in kill teams of three to five and their missions are often key to victory, most often their orders are to assassinate the enemies leadership but sabotage, hostage rescue, counter-assassination, high value security detail, and intelligence gathering missions are also standard for the Hitmen.
Recruitment and ReplenishmentEdit
Regiments of the Nemiraian Guard are replenished or rebuilt as is necessary from the teeming ranks of thugs and armed criminals that clog the underhives whenever the Regiment returns from a tour of duty. (or if it is totally destroyed) The Nemiraian Guard rarely press any locals from other worlds into their ranks, beleiving people from other worlds would hinder rather than aid if they were forced into their ranks.
The Nemiraian Guard specialize in urban combat, and thus their equipment is light and maneuverable:
Nemirai Pattern LascarbineEdit
Standard issue Nemirai Pattern (also known simply as N-Pattern) Lascarbines are the signature weapons of the Nemiraian Guard. N-Pattern Lascarbines are lightweight, maneuverable, and have a much larger charge pack than the average Lascarbine. N-Patterns are also capable of a fully automatic rate of fire or can fire more powerful, semi-automatic shots depending on the range of engagement.
Nemirai Pattern AutopistolEdit
The preferred sidearm of the Gunhands, the Nemirai Pattern Autopistol is a high calaiber weapon, designed to bring down even the most resistant opponents. The N-Pattern Autopistol is highly versatile, capable of firing in either burst-fire or fully automatic.
Blackdog Pattern Heavy AutogunEdit
Used as a heavy special weapon, the Blackdog Pattern Heavy Autoguns origins and naming remains a mystery amongst the Imperial Guard but its effectiveness has seen it in the ranks of the Gunhands since the Horus Heresy. The Blackdog is rather compact and surprisingly light for its role, and highly maneuverable for a Squad Support Weapon. The Blackdog is best used when pinning down the enemy or during an ambush, but its use in mid and short range firefights has been noted over the years. The Blackdog is often issued to two Gunhands in a standard squad.
Contractor Pattern ShotgunEdit
An antiquated weapon, the Contractor is a symbol of power in the underhives, as this pump action shotgun has been in the hands of some of Nemirais most deadly underhive kingpins and the assassins that hunt them. The Contractors compact form and ten capacity magazine make it an ideal close quarters weapon. Its name is synonymous with sheer stopping power, as the Contractor can rip men in half at point blank and can knock and Ork off his feet at a full sprint at a decent range. The Contractor can also fire powerful high caliber slugs that are capable of penetrating Astartes Power armor at close range and can, with some luck, punch through light vehicle armor.
However, the Contractor has a notoriously mean kick and only the most burly Gunhand would make this weapon his personal longarm. Often only one man in a Squad has this weapon but shotgunners are notoriously known as "Rookies" for the propensity of masochistic FNGs who secure this weapon as soon as possible.
A type of pistol often seen amongst the officers of the Nemiraian Guard, the Foehammer is a pistol designed to fire shotgun shells and slugs, thus it is a powerful weapon in close quarters combat.
Gunhands are often armed to the teeth with edged weapons, and no self respecting Gunhand would be caught without at least three well sized knives on his person. Each Nemiraian Guardsmen is extremely well versed in various forms of hand to hand combat, and make use of their knives often with etreme efficancy.
Nemiraian Gutting KnifeEditA knife only in name, the Nemiraian Gutting Knife is a shorsword commonly found in the hands of Nemeiraian Guardsmen and hive thugs all across Nemirai. Double edged and often mono-molecular in sharpness, this blade earned its name for the usual killing blow inflicted by it, a quick thrust to the targets abdominal and a swift jerk upwards is all it takes to spill the enemies innards out onto the ground. Its small size befits the tight enviornments of the hives and industrial cities, and every Gunhand is well versed in its use.
Nemirai Pattern FlamerEdit
Also known as the N-Pattern Flamer, this weapon functions simmilar to a conventional flamer save for a few modifcations. The N-Pattern is extremely compact, befitting the tight corridors that the Gunhands ussualy find themselves in. The N-Pattern can also spray its fuel in a form of secondary fire, with the intent to cover an area in flamable liquid and then ignite it all with a single burst. The fuel spray function can be used to instantaiously erect a barrier of flames, and coat tight knit mobs of enemies. The N-Pattern also comes with a standard bayonet, to finish off oppoenets who may have survived their burns.
The N-Pattern Flamer is synonimous with the infamous Nemiraian 44th or "Firebugs", whose actions at the Siege of Junal and Battle of Hive Gunire would forever mark them as ruthless pyromaniacs.
Nemirai Pattern Combat HelmetEdit
Also known as a N-Pattern Helmet, the Nemirai Pattern Combat Helmet is a standard issue piece of wargear amongst the Nemiraian Guards Gunhands. The helmet is graded against any and all civilian grade firearms and provideds effective protection against most modern military grade small arms fire, it also comes with a built in visor that assists the night world born Gunhands with fighting in bright environments and a air filtration system that should keep them alive in most toxic environments that would be encountered in the underhives.
Nemirai Pattern Flack VestEdit
The black Flack Vests of Nemirai is the standard uniform of the Gunhands, and provide effective protection against most small arms fire. The Nemirai pattern also comes with various attachment points for carabiners and extra ammo pouches.
3 Lasgun Power PacksEdit
The standard amount of ammunition alloted to rank and file Gunhands of the Nemiraian Guard.
Used to blind the enemy and cover a retreat or advance.
Used for breaching and clearing rooms.
Leathal explosive designed to kill the enemy with shrapel.
The primary anti-vehicle weapon utlized by the Nemiraian Guard.
Imperial Infantryman's Uplifiting PrimerEdit
The Guns of Nemira are each issued a copy of the Imperial Infantyman's Uplifting Primer when they are recruited into the Nemiraian Guard. However, most disregard it as a propaganist rag more likely to get them killed than actually help them in their lifelong profession of death dealing. Regardless, it is always kept on their person, as the Commissars assigned to the Nemiraian Guard often spring surprise insepctions upon the Gunhands to keep them disaplened.
As a force of urban combat specialists, one would think the Nemiraian Guard would have a negligible motor pool. However, they make use of various light vehicles.
Nemirai Pattern Recon BikeEdit
Also known as the "Tombstone" and "Crotch Rocket" the Nemirai Pattern Recon Bike is designed to be used within the cramped and often narrow corridors and streets within the underhives and even upper hive cities. The Nemirai Pattern Recon Bike is lightly armored and armed with only a pair of light armor piercing autoguns and the driver is quite exposed. Though highly manuverable, within the twisting streets of the hives it takes only one false move to reduce oneself into a bloody smear against the unforgiving ferrocrete walls, thus this bike is considered by most Gunhands to be a death trap and only the bravest (or most foolhardy) of the Nemiraian Guards ranks pilot them.
Nemirai Pattern SentinelEdit
Also known as the N-Pattern Sentinel, these two legged walkers are manufactured on Nemirai and desgined for Urban Combat. Uniqe features include an armored prow for ramming through walls and twin linked heavy bolters as opposed to the usual multi-laser. The N-Pattern is also notabley more agile than other modles.
Nemirai Pattern ChimeraEdit
Usually designed with bulldozer blades/heavy flamer and twin linked heavy bolters, the N-Pattern Chimera is ment for the choked streets of the hives. Though the Guns of Nemirai are often faster on their feet in the hives, the N-Pattern Chimera provides a safer form of transportation though hotspots and can lay down some punishing covering fire when needed.
"My Gunhands are like a pack of starved mastiffs...and the Orks? They're the meat."- Seargent Blake Tallon during the purging of Malikant VI
The Nemiraian Guard strike from all possible angles, giving no quarter and presenting no weakness. They stike in hit and run attacks, wearing down the enemy and systimaticly destroying any hope of victory. Demoralization and fear are tools the Nemiraian Guard use frequently. Gunhands are all masters of ambush and ruthless gunfighters, capable of drawing the enemy into the perfect spot to annihilate them all in a hail of lasbolts from every possible vantage point. Capable of striking from the shadows and then falling back with speed that comes form a lifetime of contract killing, the Nemiraian Guard can turn a Hive City into a slaughterhouse in a matter of weeks.
Each Gunhand is trained in the Nemiraian art of parkour knonw as "Edge Sprinting" which allows them to scale buildings with minimal equipment and move with unprecidented speed through urban enviornments. Thus Nemiraian Guard are all parkour experts, capable of scaling skyscrapers and leaping through windows to ambush and run down their foes (or escape them). It should be noted that, due to the fact that Nemirai is constantly shrouded in darkness, every Gunhand of the Nemiraian Guard has impeccable night vision, and can fight in pitch black darkness with ease.
Nemiraians are lone wolves by nature, and squads tend to organize in loose formations, allowing for various lanes of fire at all times. Thus they perfer small unit tactics as opposed to the mass formation tactics used by most of the Imperial Guard.
Nemiraian 606th a.k.a "The Wolf Pack"Edit
"Rip 'em up 606! Show 'em how we do it back home!"- Sargent Blake Tallon during the Battle for Hive Venture
The Nemiraian 606th is one of the most famed regiments, not just for its long history and being present at the Battle for Terra, but also due to their history of ruthless conduct and complete lack of human kindness. The Nemiraian 606th are cold, heartless killers to a man, and though they may be bad for Imperial Propaganda, they do exicute their orders to the letter. The famed Sargent Blake Tallon has served in the Regiment for well over two hundred years.
Nemiraian 44th a.k.a "The Firebugs"Edit
"You like fire?! Ahahahahaha!"- Pvt. Markza Drufrain during the Seige of Junal
Collectively known as "The Firebugs" the Nemiraian 44th are famed as ruthless pyromaniacs and killers. A reptuation that the Regiment is not necciarily ashamed of. Best utlized against heretics and particularly difficult xenos hordes, the "Fighting 44th" have burned across the stars, hive after hive, world after world, making smoldering remaines of the enemies of man, and those unfortuant enough to get in their way. (Noted to have the highest Commissar casualtiy rate)
Nemiraian 650th a.k.a "The Stalkers"Edit
"What, you thought we were all a bunch'a fucken gunslinging assassins? Sorry buddy, you drew the long straw this round."- Lieutenant Hugo Lars introducing Warboss Gutwreka to his Command Sentinels twin-linked Heavy Bolters
The Nemiraian 650th is a Mechanized Regiment of much renown, specializing in battling in the choked streets and alleyways of Hive Wolrds. Most Nemiraian Mechanized Regiments have a perpensity for manuverable vehicles that can deliver a considerable punch, and thus rely on the Sentinel Walker as their mainstay vehicle, and the Nemiraian 650th are no exception. In fact, the 650th are considered the finest Sentinel pilots in the whole of the Nemirian Guard, if not the Imperial Guard in general. Thus they have mastered the arts of ambush and even stealthfully traking the enemy across the Hivescape. Noted for ruthlessly anhillating entire enemy advances with their speed and heavy weaponary, as well as their flawless ambushess, the Stalkers have been the terror of both infantry and armor within the Hives. Noted as cruel and borderline sadistic, the 650th have been known to destroy their enemies with extreme prejuduce and leave a very conspicous assortment of mangled corpses in their wake. Thus the 650th have been used to quell rebel cells and harrass massive enemy fronts, using their Sentinels trademark speed and firepower to sew terror and doubt while eliminating key targets.
Nemiraian 780th a.k.a "The Bombs"Edit
"Seven-eighty inbound, bringing the hurt from on high."- Lutenient Dawson Hinde annoucing his platoons arrival at the Battle of Ganama Hights
Known amongst their fellow Nemiarians as "The Bombs" the Nemiriaian 780th is the Nemiriaian Guards premier drop regiment. Considered the elite of the elite, the 780th have been the key component of countless Imperial victories across the Segmentum Ultima and beyond. They are experts at combating the foe behind enemy lines and in seiging vast fortresses from within, they are deployed to take out enemy strongpoints and neturlize command centers with the the Nemiraian Guards signature ruthless efficancy. Noted to be cold and methodical, even amongst the already morally questionable Nemiraian Guard, the 780th have cultivated a shadey and dark reputation. The regiments close ties to a certain Rouge Trader Dynasty also means that, while some of their actions may be borderline illgal, they are supplied with the best their wealthy benefactor can offer.
Sargent Blake TallonEdit
"Medals? No, the Nemiraian Guard dosen't give out medals, it gives out paychecks. And thats good enough for me."- Sargent Blake Tallon of the Nemirain 606th
Sargent Blake Tallon is a ruthless and amoral mercenary that has become something of a legend amongst the Nemiraian Guard, having slain in the name of the Emperor and a modest paycheck for over two hundred years now, as his noteriety and popularity with his superiors has seen to various rejuvinations and internal bionics in order to keep him on the front lines. Tallon leads his fellow Gunhands like a wolf leads a pack, through fear and respect.(as well as the occasional threat of brute force) His skills in the field have been noted, such as the time he slew a Dark Eldar Dracon in personal combat.
Bagge Arms Inc. owns much of the production facilities on Nemirai, and it is no small secret that the Bagge Dynasty holds some great weight within the Syndicate. Thus various regiments of the Nemiraian Guard have been 'assigned' to areas of intrest to Douchard, and a small elite platoon serve in his personal army. Douchard's favorite regiment iS the Nemiraian 780th drop regiment, for their trademark efficacy and professionalism.
- "This hab-block is gonna be your tomb, greenskin!"
- —A Nemiraian Guardsman in a firefight with Orks of the Goff Klan
- "One-hundred, two-hundred, three-hundred... You heretics are gonna make me ritch!"
- —Private Verl Sann, of the Nemiraian 780th, sniping a squad of heretics
- "Look at those poor dumb bastards, charging forward to die... its times like these that make me glad to be a Nemiraian."
- —Sargent Blake Talon, of the Nemiraian 606th, witnessing the Death Korps of Kreig in combat
- "I kill for the thrill, don't need no higher cause. A higher cause is what my commanders need so they can justify sending men like me to quell a a rebellion of unarmed working stiffs."
- —Anonymous Nemiraian Guardsman
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- "I bet you thought you could catch the ol' Bagge unawares huh? Maybe you'd like to meet my special security consultants: the ever-snazzy Nemiraian Guard. You are about to get shot so hard you will shit guns."
- —Douchard Bagge taunts some assassins before they're turned into greasy smears.
- "I heard that fuckin wanker over there was badmouthing the 69th, I'd knock he's bloody teeth out if the Commisar wasn't watching us all the time. Maybe he's confusing us for one of the cavalry blokes, me and the boys ought to bash him just for affiliating us with one of those cocks."
- —Private James Kenway of the Aradian Storm Guard 69th Infantry Regiment, in retaliation for a comment made by Private Hish Vandren of the Nemiraian 44th
- "For fucks sake, does anyone think that maybe it wasn't a good idea to make a guard outfit out of a bunch of rowdy cutthroats for hire? No one? Typical."
- —Private Lucas Dacoss of the 215th Zephyrus Drop Regiment